HEALING



Another year has gone by without my father. A year of continued loss and sadness but lightened with joy as my grandson grows and my family and friends fill my life with love. I have much to be thankful for. 

It is also a year since I started this poetry blog, inspired by my father. I have posted more than 50 poems and reached thousands of readers.  I have written about my experience of loss and grief, the healing power of nature and friendship, my home in Spain and my memories of England. I have also posted poems on injustice, the right to vote, corruption and inequality, sadly including gender violence. I have enjoyed the process of writing and publishing this blog and hope that it has been a worthwhile venture for readers. 

Today's poem is still about grief but looking forward to a time when the memories will be joyful and the loss easier to bear. Thank you all, I am grateful for the support so kindly given. 


HEALING

 
I wear my grief like
a woven cloak of
autumnal gold,
leaf stars cling to me,
caught in the falling,
a second skin of sorrow,
remembrance warming
a soul still wandering
lost in dark woods,
slanting sunlight
a reminder
all is not lost,
following frost,
comes a thawing,
a blossoming. 



© 2018 Jacqueline Knight Cotterill.  All rights reserved. 


Comments

  1. This is SO evocative. I love its simplicity. Having lost my dad at this time of year too, I feel its resonance strongly. Thank you for your poems.

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